When you first pick up Tom Scheerer Decorates, you should remove the dust jacket. The cover is a tactile pattern meant to look and feel like woven rattan caning. And then the fun begins...
Interior designer Tom Scheerer.
He's 6'2", with textbook Anglo-Saxon good looks: snapping blue eyes, fair skin, a high forehead, and thick gray hair that stands up and flops over. He's deftly, sometimes devastatingly verbal. His cerebral authority explains the nickname that an astute friend gave him years ago: Thomas Aquinas.
A large octagonal coffee table anchors the living room of a Rhode Island summer home.
A Donald Baechler drawing hangs above a Directoire commode.
The book is divided into three sections: "City," "Country" and "Tropics." It is a brilliant sensory way to lead the reader through Scheerer's projects. By the final project - his seminal Lyford Cay Club - you're ready for a mai tai in your private Scheerer-decorated cabana.
The Lyford Cay Club.
All photos courtesy of the book's photographer, Francesco Lagnese.
My thanks to Meghan Phillips of The Vendome Press for the review copy!